CORE Mathematics

CORE Mathematics


Mrs M Lee




CORE Mathematics


This course is suited for students who have achieved a grade 5 or higher in GCSE Maths, who do not wish to or do not meet the requirements to study the subject at A-Level, but who do wish to continue to improve their mathematics.

Why choose Core Mathematics?

The purposes of this qualification are to:

● Consolidate and build on mathematical understanding, develop further mathematical understanding and skills in the application of mathematics to authentic problems.

● Build a broader base of mathematical understanding and skills in order to support the mathematical content in other Level 3 qualifications, for example A Level Biology, Business Studies, Economics, Computing, Geography, Psychology, BTEC Applied Science, Business, Health and Social Care and IT.

● Provide evidence of achievements against demanding and fulfillingcontent, to give the confidence that the mathematical skills, knowledge and understanding they will acquire during the study of the of course are as good as that of the highest performing countries in the world. Qualification aims and objectives:

● Develop competence in the selection and use of mathematical methods and techniques.
● Develop confidence in representing and analysing authentic situations mathematically, and in applying mathematics to address related questions and issues.
● Build skills in mathematical thinking, reasoning and communication.

In Core Mathematics You will study:
● Applications of statistics
● Probability
● Linear programming
● Sequences and growth.

How you will be assessed in Core Mathematics:

The OCR / MEI qualification consists of 2 2hour long papers: Introduction to quantitative reasoning and Statistical problem solving. Students must complete both papers at the end of Year 13. The qualification is graded and certificated on a five-grade scale from A to E.

Additional Information

For additional information please come and speak to Mrs Copley or Mrs Lee.

21 April, 2021


Updated 30/03/2021


URGENT Action to take if there is a positive Covid-19 test in your household over the Easter holiday

Dear Parent/Carer


Action to take if there is a positive Covid-19 test in your household over the Easter period

The latest Government advice is as follows:  where a student or staff member tests positive for coronavirus having developed symptoms more than 48 hours since being in school, the school should NOT be contacted.  Parents and carers should follow contact tracing instructions provided by NHS Test and Trace.

If a student tests positive up to and including Wednesday, 7th April you must contact the school’s emergency number

07857 113728

Please provide the following information:

Name and year group of the student who has tested positive

Date of positive test

Date symptoms developed

Date student was last in school

Names of friends/contacts during school break and lunchtimes

The school will identify and contact families of close contacts during any lessons and tutor periods, and also families of any known social contacts provided by you.

Please leave your own contact details, including email and telephone number.

You do not need to contact the school if a member of your household tests positive, but you should follow the advice of NHS Test and Trace in terms of isolation required within your household.

I would like to thank the entire school community for your support and co-operation during this unusual and difficult half-term.

With best wishes for a restful half-term break,

Sally Wilson


21 April, 2021


Updated 20/07/2020


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Thank you very much for your support

Sally Wilson